New version: draft-ietf-idna-tables-01.txt

Vint Cerf vint at
Wed May 7 10:13:25 CEST 2008


the other argument favoring leaving the historic scripts in for now  
has some legs - what I found rather persuasive was John Klensin's  
point about the revival of languages. I thought of such languages as  
Irish and Scottish Gaelic and some of the tribal languages of South  
Africa that have re-entered the curriculum.  Perhaps it is harder to  
assess some of them correctly given these unexpected revivals, so as  
you say, leaving them in may be no big deal and avoids the  
potentially very difficult task of taking them from disallowed to  


On May 7, 2008, at 12:08 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> At 10:37 PM -0400 5/6/08, Vint Cerf wrote:
>> Can we also hear from others on this please?
> Historic scripts are like symbols. I agree with the current  
> position of banning the symbol blocks because they won't be used. I  
> think we can make the same determination for historic scripts. If  
> we leave them in, it's no big deal.
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